2013 NBA All-Star Weekend held in Houston, Texas was a major treat for basketball fans all over the world. NBA fans were treated to a spectacle of talents from the rookies and sophomore players via the Rising Star Challenge, then on Saturday the individual skills competition took center stage. And the end culminated with the biggest showcase of all - the battle between East and West in the 2013 All Star Game. Chris Paul ended up taking the MVP trophy after the West prevailed in a 143-138 contest that treated fans to exciting hoops action!
While that is over and done with, basketball fans in the Philippines are just looking forward to PBA's own all-star festivities. Commissioner Salud has already announced late last year that the All-Star games will be brought south in Digos City, Davao del Sur. This annual spectacle will be taking place in Digos for the first time.
There are lots of exciting things that can fans can look forward to in this year's PBA All-Star Weekend. The league officials has previously confirmed that they will do a repeat of the Rookies-Sophomores-Juniors matchup with the Veterans. Also, you can expect to see some of the legends get to court. But here's one new feature to look forward to in the 2013 PBA All-Stars: the league wants to feature SMART Gilas Pilipinas in the festivities to not only have fun, but also to help the national team get more exposure to fans.
National team head coach Chot Reyes applauded this move, saying "We want to expose the team and we want to tell everyone [the fans] that this is our Philippine team."
The 2013 PBA All-Star Weekend is scheduled to take place on May 1 to 6, 2013. Meanwhile, voting has already begun for the All-Star selection. To place your vote, you can visit this link. You can vote once per day. Here is your chance to send your favorite PBA player to the All-Star games.